Obit: Martin, Raymond C. (1923 - 2008)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Martin, Stuve, Anderson, Allen, Williams, Johnson
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) December 10, 2008
Martin, Raymond C. (30 October 1923 - 7 December 2008) With Flag
Raymond C. Martin, 84, of Humbird died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008, at the Pine View Care Center, Black River Falls, surrounded by family.
Raymond was born Oct. 30, 1923, in Humbird to parents Charles and Margaret (Stuve) Martin. The fourth of eight children, he attended elementary school in Woodruff and graduated from Humbird High School in 1940.
He enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps, serving as an airplane mechanic during World War II, and served in Hawaii. After the war, he worked at Miroc, now Edwards Air Force Base, in California and worked with the United States first jet fighters until his discharge.
Raymond then returned to Humbird where he farmed for many years until his retirement. He also worked at the Humbird Canning Company.
Raymond’s greatest pleasures were his family, his commitment to the Humbird United Methodist Church and singing. He was a member of the church choir for many years, and he was also a member of the Pine Tones Barbershop Chorus.
Other favorite pastimes were deer hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed visiting with family members throughout the United States. He was very well-read, and he will also be remembered as a very patient man.
He is survived by three sisters, Eileen Anderson of Dayton, TN, Beryl Allen of Santa Fe, NM, and Rosemary Williams of Alexandria, MN, and two brothers, James (Mary Ann) Martin of Beloit and David (Jean) Martin of San Antonio, TX. He was also a favorite uncle to many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews who will always treasure his love and kindness. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lyle and Wallace.
Funeral services for Raymond C. Martin will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, at the Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home, Hixton, with Reverend David Johnson officiating. Burial with military rites by the Humbird American Legion Post #320 will take place in mentor Cemetery, Humbird.
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